Heroes: Bergen Mom, Son Rescued From Rising Floodwaters

Floodwaters had reached the bottom of their SUV's windshield when heroes from Norwood rescued a Demarest woman and her young son during Tuesday's downpour.

The partially submerged Mercedes in Norwood.

The partially submerged Mercedes in Norwood.

Photo Credit: Norwood PD

It was one of several saves throughout the late-afternoon thunderstorms that rocked North Jersey.

First, DPW Supt. Robert Tracy grabbed hold of the Mercedes to keep the swollen brook from sweeping it under a Walnut Street bridge, Police Chief Jeffrey Krapels said.

Then Police Officer Daniel Sullivan and Detective Perry Duelfer got the mom and her 10-year-old boy out, assisted by Sgt. Sal Russino, the chief said.

Both were fine, he said.

Seven years ago, a now-retired borough officer jumped into the same brook to rescue another woman who'd driven into rising floodwaters.

SEE: Norwood Police Officer Rescues Woman

Responders kept busy rescuing stranded motorists in Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, New Milford, Old Tappan, Oradell and elsewhere during Tuesday's downpour.

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